Ex-Dividends To Watch: 5 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Monday: HQL, SLF, TEG, DNB, SLW

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Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, 10 U.S. common stocks are scheduled to go ex-dividend. The dividend yields on these stocks range from 1.2% to 8.4%. All of these stocks can be found on our stocks going ex-dividend section of our dividend calendar.

Highlighted Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Monday:

H & Q Life Sciences Investors

Owners of H & Q Life Sciences Investors (NYSE: HQL) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 40 cents per share. At a price of $19.40 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 8.4%.

The average volume for H & Q Life Sciences Investors has been 51,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. H & Q Life Sciences Investors has a market cap of $286.1 million and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 32.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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Sun Life Financial

Owners of Sun Life Financial (NYSE: SLF) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 35 cents per share. At a price of $35.75 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.9%.

The average volume for Sun Life Financial has been 343,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Sun Life Financial has a market cap of $21.8 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 34.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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Sun Life Financial Inc., an international financial services organization, provides a range of protection and wealth accumulation products and services to individuals and corporate customers. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.96.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sun Life Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Sun Life Financial Ratings Report now.

Integrys Energy Group

Owners of Integrys Energy Group (NYSE: TEG) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 68 cents per share. At a price of $56.33 as of 9:33 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.8%.

The average volume for Integrys Energy Group has been 346,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Integrys Energy Group has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 7.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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Integrys Energy Group, Inc., a diversified energy holding company, engages in regulated and non regulated energy operations in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.81.

TheStreet Ratings rates Integrys Energy Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Integrys Energy Group Ratings Report now.

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation

Owners of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE: DNB) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 40 cents per share. At a price of $115.69 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.4%.

The average volume for Dun & Bradstreet Corporation has been 323,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Dun & Bradstreet Corporation has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. Shares are up 47.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation provides commercial information and insight on businesses worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.02.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dun & Bradstreet Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Dun & Bradstreet Corporation Ratings Report now.

Silver Wheaton Corporation

Owners of Silver Wheaton Corporation (NYSE: SLW) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 9 cents per share. At a price of $21.01 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.7%.

The average volume for Silver Wheaton Corporation has been 5.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Silver Wheaton Corporation has a market cap of $7.5 billion and is part of the metals & mining industry. Shares are down 42% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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Silver Wheaton Corp., together with its subsidiaries, operates as silver and gold streaming company worldwide. The company has 20 long-term purchase agreements associated with silver and gold relating to 23 mining assets. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.23.

TheStreet Ratings rates Silver Wheaton Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Silver Wheaton Corporation Ratings Report now.

More About Dividends:

One benefit of owning a stock is the potential that you will be paid a dividend. The distribution of dividend payments is another way for a company to share its profit with you. A dividend means that the company pays you a certain amount of money, either as a one-time payment or more commonly on a quarterly basis, for each share of stock you own.

Many times, dividends come at the expense of greater price appreciation, because the company is distributing its profits to shareholders rather than reinvesting the profits back into the growth of the company. However, companies that pay dividends can be very attractive to investors when they offer a steady stream of income. There are some important terms and dates an investor should be familiar with before purchasing any dividend-paying companies. Let's work through an example to help better explain some of these terms:

On March 1, ABC Widget Company has decided that because it holds excess cash and lacks investment opportunities, it would like to reward shareholders with a regular quarterly dividend payment. The date for this particular announcement is known as the declaration date. It is on this date that the company announces the specific dividend payment along with the holder of record date (aka record date) and the payment date. The company announces that a dividend payment of 25 cents per share will be payable March 31, 2012 (the payment date) to all shareholders of record at the close of business on March 16, 2012 (holder of record date). What does this all mean? Well the short story is that the company looks at its records on March 16 and anyone listed on the books as an owner of ABC Widget company will be eligible for the dividend payment (on March 31).

The one other important term to remember is the ex-dividend date. The ex-dividend date (typically two trading days before the holder of record date for U.S. securities) is the day in which a company begins trading without the dividend. In order to have a claim on a dividend, shares must be purchased no later than the last business day before the ex-dividend date. A company trading ex-dividend will have the upcoming dividend subtracted from the share price at the start of the trading day. Many times, the price of a stock will increase in anticipation of the upcoming dividend as the ex-dividend date approaches, yet will fall back by the amount of the dividend on the ex-dividend date.

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